Confirmation on the order for the Custom Steak Knife Sets

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Blog entry by Mark A. DeCou posted 11-13-2007 10:16 PM 1134 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after being excited, then not, then excited, then not, and then excited, and then not, for the past 3 weeks, today I was told that a check is in the mail for the deposit money for the Custom Steak Knife sets I will be making.

So, I’m officially at “excited” again.

I posted a few days ago about the knife/scrimshaw samples being sent here:

Now, I just wanted to follow up, and post that I did get the order today.

This will be a fancy set of 18 knives, and another fancy set of 12 knives.

I’ll take lots of photos, and post the completion when they are all finished.

I waited 3 weeks for the order, but the deadline is still the same… I’m signing off for a few weeks until I am finished with my work.

I did enough writing this weekend to wear my fingers and bottom out for a few weeks anyway.

Thanks fellow LJ’ers for the encouragement and comments,
Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#1 posted 11-13-2007 10:42 PM

Give it a couple of weeks and then “not” will set in again… And then You’ll be excited again when the rest of the payment comes in and then “not” when you realize that all the money is getting spent on some stupid bill like your phone or your electricity…

Ahhhh, such is the life of a Lumberjock.

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#2 posted 11-13-2007 11:15 PM


Do you have the Tee shirt? Sure sounds like it. LOL.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 11-13-2007 11:18 PM

Congrats, Mark.. Exciting!

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 11-14-2007 12:16 AM

Congratulations, Mark. Now get to work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-14-2007 12:54 AM

That’s cool, Mark. I was buying some wood from a guy and when I asked him who I make the check out to, he said, “Revenue Canada.” (Our version of the IRS…actually you make the check out to the Receiver General, but you get the point…there I go again…complete and accurate information kills the joke.)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 11-14-2007 12:58 AM

and it’s cheque
lol just to add to the un-joke information

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 11-14-2007 02:20 AM

Looking forward to the posts. It is exciting to see some professional contacts pay off.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-14-2007 04:47 AM

Doing the jig for you Mark – congratulations! Can’t wait to see your posts upon completion.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 01:22 AM

Can’t wait to see the posts about your progress. Please include information about the scrimshaw. Also, the link in this blog entry leads to a dead end…

-- Rookster, (

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 11-15-2007 01:54 AM

thanks Rookster, I think I have the link fixed. I put the scrimshaw tutorial in another blog, hope you found it, if not:

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 11-15-2007 02:03 AM

Great news Mark.I think you know me well enough now to know that I will be on pins and needles waiting for you to get started in this one!

Good luck!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 11-15-2007 09:55 AM

Congratulations Mark, like everyone else – I can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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